13.1.05

The Departure

the departure
Try to imagine a mixture between Bauhaus and Echo and the Bunnymen. This is the best way that I can think of to describe England's newest post-punk band, The Departure. I really enjoy their music because it sometimes sounds straight up Bauhaus for its eerie vocals, start-and-stop guitar work, choppy and angular rythm guitar, and chaotic, yet simple drumming patterns. These guys are promising and a nice breath of fresh air for post-punk lovers since most of the new post-punk bands (Interpol being the biggest) tend to draw from other [excellent] bands like Interpol, and often forget other important ones, like Bauhaus.

An interesting side note:
Maybe I am totally off on this, but I always thought it was weird how in England, new bands tend to release singles before an EP or LP, while in America bands tend to release an LP or EP and then they release the single ... interesting.

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